WC: First off, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.
DA: My pleasure.
WC: Tell us a little about your artistic training.
DA: I am self taught. I actually studied English Lit in college!Â But I have drawn ever since I can remeber.Â All of my siblings are artists. Itâ€™s in the blood.
I didnâ€™t get serious about drawing comics until 2009.Â Since then, I studied on my own.Â There are so many incredible artists to study, my education will never be complete.
WC: Which previous work of yours are you the most proud of?
DA: â€œThe Vessel of Terrorâ€, written by Magnus Aspli was a big step for me.Â It combined the mundane with horror in a manner that fit my sensibilities just right.
WC: What work do you have upcoming?
DA: My latest published work is pencilling and inking Vescell #8, published by Image Comics.Â Other than that, I have a couple very cool things that I canâ€™t officially announce yet. Hopefully soon!
WC: Who are your major influences in the industry?
DA: So many.Â Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Chris Samnee, David Williams, Eric Powell, Adam Hughes…the list goes on.
WC: Is there someone from the industry that you would like to work with?
DA: Artistically, I would love to be inked by Bill Reinhold or Kevin Nowlan.
WC: What are your thoughts on the comic book industry these days?
DA: Comics have been around since cave drawings – they will never die.Â The media may change, and so may the market, but the will never go away.Â There has never been a better time for creators to tell their own unique stories.Â They may not make the same money as back in the 1990â€™s, but the digital revolution has made it easier than ever to get your stories out.
WC: Any last thoughts that you would like to leave your fans with?
DA: Buy comics, never torrent.
WC: Thank you for your time.
DA: No sweat!